During a free performance by U2 to 20,000 people in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza on November 11th, 1987, lead singer Bono spray painted “Stop The Traffic” and “Rock N Roll” on the Vaillancourt Fountain. Footage of the act can be seen in the band’s 1988 concert film, Rattle and Hum.
Cupid’s Span is a sculpture in San Francisco created by husband-and-wife artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Installed in November 2002 in Rincon Park on the Embarcadero, against the backdrop of the Bay Bridge, the 60-foot-high sculpture depicts a bow and arrow partially embedded in the ground and is thought to represent Cupid’s arrow.
San Francisco’s pier numbering system starts at the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero at the end of Market Street. Odd numbered piers are located to the left, going north, and even numbered piers are located to the south. Because some piers have fallen into disrepair or been removed over the years, there are gaps in the numbering system.
San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid limits access to tenants and their approved guests only. An observation room on the 27th floor was permanently closed for security reasons many years ago and replaced by a street-level virtual observation deck on Clay Street which provides a view from the top via live video feed.
The Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery Street in San Francisco with its distinctive pyramid shape is an icon of the city’s skyline. At 853 feet (or 260 meters) high, it is visible from most parts of the city and is the second-tallest building in San Francisco since losing the top spot to the Salesforce Tower in 2017.